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VOORHEES, NJ – Three South Jersey high school seniors pursuing college educations were recently awarded scholarships from the Kennedy Health Care Health Foundation. Julia Bersani (center of photo), of Haddonfield, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship as an outstanding Junior Volunteer. Bersani, who had volunteered at Kennedy University Hospital - Cherry Hill since 2013, is a Haddonfield High School graduate planning to attend Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, to pursue a six-year doctoral degree in occupational therapy. Bersani is shown here with Kennedy Corporate Manager of Volunteer Services Lisa Fedorick (left) and Michelle Gollapalli, Vice President of Development. Also, Nadia Fedoryka of Sewell, a 2017 graduate of Clearview Regional High School, and Brooke Spontak of Woodbury Heights, a graduate of Gateway Regional High School, each received... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: New License Fees Take Effect July 1

DOVER (June 20, 2017) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds hunters and trappers that new hunting and trapping license fees will be in effect July 1. New hunting and trapping license and related fees include: Resident Hunting License (Age 16-64) - $39.50 Resident Guide/Hunting License (Age 16-64) - $159.50 Resident Hunters Choice/Quality Buck Tag Combo -$20 Resident Trapping License - $10 Non-Resident Hunting License (Age 16 and over) - $199.50 Non-Resident 3-Day Hunting License (Small game only) (Age 16 and over) - $75 Non Resident Guide/Hunting License (Age 16 and over) - $475 Non-Resident Quality Buck Tag - $50 Non-Resident Antlered Deer Tag - $50 Non-Resident Trapping License - $75 Migratory Waterfowl Stamp (Delaware residents and non-residents, age 16 and over) - $15... Read more →

Slim Randle's Home Country: Windy Wilson & The School Board

Slim Randles Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet The closed-season school board meeting was called to order half an hour late by its chairman, J. Buckdancer Alcott, because the board members saw Windy Wilson sitting in the audience. Windy had no children, and he sure as sugar wasn’t a teacher, but he could talk. And he was patiently biding his time. Despite the board’s foot dragging through the agenda, Windy didn’t give up and go home. Finally, Alcott said it was time for public feedback and asked if anyone wanted to speak. Windy raised his hand. Alcott looked desperately around, but Windy’s hand was the only one raised. He nodded in Windy’s direction. “My name is Alphonse Wilson,” he said, standing, “and I live here.” “We know... Read more →

Face of Defense: 'Voice of the Tower' Knows Flow of the Range

By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bernadette WildesIII Marine Expeditionary Force OKINAWA, Japan, June 26, 2017 — In the early morning light, a silhouette ascends the white cinder block tower's short staircase, briefly pausing at the top to jingle open the structure's single hatch. Marine Corps Sgt. Krista Marshik waits to call the next command at the combat pistol program tower at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June, 5, 2017. Marshik voices the CPP tower to ensure all guidelines and safety rules on the range are met. Marshik is an ammunition technician with Headquarters and Service Company, Formal Marksmanship Training Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe Moments later, a voice echoes across the quiet range at Camp Hansen... Read more →

The Wildwoods: Fourth of July Weekend Events

The Fourth of July Weekend in the Wildwoods is filled with live entertainment and events – many of them FREE to attend – and a fireworks spectacular unlike any other at the Jersey Shore. Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show Friday-Sunday, June 30 – July 2 The Sports Card, Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show will also take place all weekend long inside the Wildwoods Convention Center’s Starlight Ballroom and is FREE to attend. Presented by RK Sports Promotions, the expo will feature more than 125 tables of the hottest collectibles including old and new sports cards, toys, comic books, Starting Line-ups, McFarlane figures, non-sports cards, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic, Beanie Babies, videos, wax boxes, supplies, autographed memorabilia, sets, posters, coins, t-shirts, Legos, Funko Pops, dolls and... Read more →

Delaware promoting Operation Dry Water June 30-July 2

to help prevent boating under the influence and save lives on the water DOVER (June 26, 2017) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police today announced Delaware’s active participation in Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide enforcement and education campaign aimed at preventing alcohol- and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities. Over the June 30-July 2 weekend, Fish & Wildlife officers will increase their presence on Delaware’s waterways to educate boaters and increase enforcement efforts against operators whose blood alcohol level exceeds the state and federal limit of 0.08 percent. Boat operators at or above the limit will be arrested and may have their vessel impounded, as well as facing fines and potential jail time. According to national statistics released by the U.S. Coast Guard,... Read more →

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Philly In Top Three On Best Places To Visit In The USA List

U.S. News & World Report today released its Best Rankings, and Philadelphia ranked #2 on two key travel lists: Best Places to Visit in the USA and Best Historic Destinations in the USA—great timing as travelers prepare to make their summer travel plans. The rankings are based on an analysis of expert and consumer opinions. The Best Places to Visit in the USA list features New York City, Philadelphia and Honolulu in the top three spots, while the Best Historic Destinations list includes New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco highest in its ranking. “Everyone should have Philadelphia, New York and Honolulu on their must-experience lists. They are all spectacular and wildly different examples of the American experience,” said Meryl Levitz, president & CEO, VISIT... Read more →

CNB September 2008 Archives: Gloucester City Fixing Housing Code Violations at Chatham Square

Monday, September 15, 2008 Chatham Square Apartments Section B (CNBNews file photo 2008) By William E. Cleary Sr. The City of Gloucester City is moving forward with the repairs needed at the Chatham Square Apartments. The City purchased the 100 apartment complex, Route 130 and Klemm Avenue several months ago for $4.1 million. Constructed in the late 1960’s by a local builder it was originally named the Reading Manor Apartments. The red-brick buildings were attractive, the lawns and landscape were well kept and there was also an Olympic size swimming pool for the tenants to use. The interior of the one and two bedroom apartments included wall to wall carpets, air conditioning, new appliances and modern day kitchen and bathroom fixtures. It was a welcome... Read more →

Nearly 30,000 Prescription Pills with Street Value of $565K Stolen by Pharmacy Assistant

HARRISBURG, Pa — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against a Schuylkill County pharmacy assistant who stole nearly 30,000 prescription pills, including more than 27,000 Oxycodone pills. The pills had an estimated street value of $565,000. Jamie Karmonick, 41, of South Main Street, Mahanoy City, is charged with a felony – acquisition or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge – and related charges including theft. “We will prosecute anyone who diverts prescription drugs from their intended purpose,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Our arrests for the illegal diversion of prescription drugs doubled from the first quarter last year to the first quarter this year. It’s a critical part of the opioid epidemic plaguing our Commonwealth, and... Read more →

West Deptford Police Arrest 7 on Narcotic Charges

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ (June 26, 2017)--The West Deptford Police Department arrested seven people between June 7 and June 16 for illegal possession of narcotics. The crime log below gives further details. Arrests: On 6.7.2017, Laura K. Haban, 23, of Woodbury was arrested on Red Bank Avenue for possession of marijuana. She was issued a summons and released pending further court action. On 6.7.2017, Anthony J. Heiskell, 46, of West Deptford was arrested on Hessian Avenue for possession of CDS (prescription narcotics). He was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility. On 6.8.2017, Brian M. Cardinali, 46, of Elmer and Nicole J. Cleary, 30, of Pittsgrove were arrested on Crown Point Road. Cardinali was charged with tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug... Read more →

Authorities Seeking Further Information on 2015 Fatal Hit and Run Incident in Audubon

press release AUDUBON, NJ (June 27, 2017)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Audubon Police Department are seeking any new information about a fatal hit and run that killed 36-year-old Christopher Dean in Audubon on April 9, 2015. Christopher Dean, pictured below, was found on the side of the road in a residential area near the intersection of West Graisbury and East Atlantic avenues in Audubon, at approximately 10:40 p.m., just blocks from his home. He was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, where he succumbed to his injuries later that evening and was pronounced deceased at 11:42 p.m. A canvass was held by members of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the Audubon Police Department and Christopher’s family in 2015. They handed... Read more →


New Jersey's Assembly and Senate budget committees approved a $34.7 billion spending plan last night. That keeps the budget on track to potentially pass in both houses of the Legislature on Thursday and head to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature before the July 1 deadline (and thus avoiding a government shutdown). The versions of the budget passed out of committee include increases in aid for local school districts, among other majority-Democrat priorities, NJ Spotlight reported. The Record has a good breakdown of how the latest version of the budget differs from what Christie originally proposed. U.S. SUPREME COURT HAS DECIDED TO HEAR NJ SPORTS BETTING CASE The U.S. Supreme Court said today it will hear a long-running New Jersey sports betting case which could... Read more →

Organizations Urge Wolf to Deny Water Permits for the Proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

press release | June 27, 2017 Statewide — A coalition of 40 community organizations, farms, environmental organizations, and local businesses representing over 436,727 members and constituencies delivered a coalition letter to Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary McDonnell today urging the DEP to deny permit applications for the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. View the Community Coalition Letter here: http://bit.ly/GovWolfDenyAtlanticSunrise2sUi8iL The DEP is reviewing the application for this nearly 200-mile Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, which would transport fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale to Maryland for export and to supply gas plants in North Carolina and Florida. Transco, the parent company of the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, must obtain Chapter 102 and 105 permits from the DEP for wetland... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care Opens New Urgent Care Center in Runnemede

Cutting the ribbon on the new facility: (l to r) Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young; Michael E. Chansky, MD, Chief, Emergency Medicine at Cooper; Adrienne Kirby, PhD, President and CEO of Cooper University Health Care; Camden County Freeholder Director, Lou Cappelli, Jr.; Kathy Devine, Executive Director of Hospital Based Services at Cooper; and Runnemede Mayor Nick Kappatos. Runnemede, NJ— Cooper University Health Care celebrated the opening of its newest Urgent Care Center in Runnemede on June 27, 2017. Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli and Runnemede Mayor Nick Kappatos joined Cooper University Health Care President and Chief Executive Officer, Adrienne Kirby, PhD; and, Michael E. Chansky, MD, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Cooper, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center will be open to see patients... Read more →

Vessel Deployment for New Manasquan Inlet Reef

The first deployment of a vessel on the new Manasquan Inlet Reef site, part of the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Artificial Reef Program, took place today, June 27. The deployment marks a momentous day for the reef program as this is only the second deployment on the new reef which was part of a compromise with the commercial industry to eliminate fixed gear from state reefs. The Mt. Sinai is an 87-foot trawler donated by Roy Diehl of Belford NJ and the Belford Fisherman's Cooperative. Towing and preparation expenses are being sponsored by the Greater Point Pleasant Charter Boat Association. The vessel was deployed in 75 feet of water and will have an active lifespan of over 80 years providing habitat to more... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Suspects for Attempted Robbery in the Philadelphia 22nd District [VIDEO]

Jun 22, 2017 at 10:37 AM Tags: 22nd District, robbery, surveillance, Wanted On June 14, 2017, at 5:00 pm, the victim, a 39 year-old male, was walking on the 19xx block of North 11th Street to his car when three unknown black males approached him from behind. One of the males struck the victim on the right side of his head knocking him to the ground. While the victim was on the ground the other two suspects attempted to take his book bag but were unsuccessful. The suspects then fled and were last seen north on 11th Street then east on Norris Street. The victim suffered a bruise to the side of his forehead and was treated at Temple Hospital. Suspect Description: Suspect #1: Black... Read more →

PSE&G to Conduct a Gas Leak Response Exercise in Woodbury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2017 Call 811 before you dig to prevent gas emergencies (June 27, 2017 - Newark, N.J.) – According to a recent study, about 40 percent of natural gas line damages involve lines cut because of errors by contractors, construction workers or residents. Most of these incidents could be avoided with a simple call to 811 to request a mark out of underground pipes and cables. To prepare for potential gas emergencies, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, will conduct a gas safety exercise with the Woodbury Fire and Police departments and the Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services today. During the exercise, PSE&G will simulate a gas leak and practice a coordinated response with other first... Read more →

Obituary: Elizabeth Norcross DeLuca Age 83 Of Gloucester City

On June 25, 2017. Age 83. (nee Norcross) Of Gloucester City. Formerly of Philadelphia. Loving mother of Robert Bjork, Betty Buinicky (James), Jean Smith (J ohn), Tammy DeLuca (Jimmy Mano), Joseph DeLuca (Kelly) and Matthew DeLuca. Predeceased by her children, Joyce Bjork and Mark DeLuca. Also survived by many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and her sister, Ruth Buck. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday morning June 29, 2017 from 10 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral Service 11 AM in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gloucester City. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Elizabeth Norcross DeLuca. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Governor Christie Enhances Trenton Revitalization With $9 Million In New Housing Initiatives

Market-Rate and Low-Income Rental Housing Construction Supported Through DCA Programs To Attract More People, Create Jobs Trenton, NJ (June 27, 2017)– Continuing to build upon his multi-year effort to assist in Trenton’s renaissance, Governor Chris Christie today announced $9 million in funding to subsidize the construction of affordable and market rate rental units in the Capital City through two complementary Department of Community Affairs programs. “The availability of high-quality affordable housing in Trenton, along with our safety and quality of life initiatives, is essential to our comprehensive effort to attract and retain residents, visitors and employers,” said Governor Christie. “We want the world to know that Trenton is a gem, brimming with historical, entertainment and recreational opportunities. This new housing plan is one piece of... Read more →

NJ Shore Communities Facing Lifeguard Shortage

With the 4th of July just around the corner, families are getting ready to kickoff the summer at the Jersey Shore -- and so are the hundreds of people up and down the state who don red suits and spend their summers perched by the ocean, eyes fixed on the waves, waiting to make a move… Read more →

Spray Ground Park Opens in Camden City

(Camden City, NJ) – The Freeholder Board joined city and community representatives to celebrate the completion and opening of a new spray ground in Von Nieda Park. The new water-filled space features numerous showers and spray jets that children can run through and play with. The park also features a new rain garden that captures, infiltrates and treats the spray grounds water, along with educational signage. “This creative new play area will help children beat the heat as they enjoy getting in some summer recreation,” said Freeholder Bill Moen. “Von Nieda Park is one of Camden’s great public spaces, and plays a vital role in the quality of life for the residents in Cramer Hill and all of East Camden.” This is the first spray... Read more →

Five Doctors Plead Guilty In Connection With Test-Referral Scheme With NJ Clinical Lab

50 Defendants Have Now Been Convicted for Their Involvement in the Scheme NEWARK, N.J. – Five doctors today admitted taking bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president and numerous associates, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. George Roussis, 44, of Staten Island, New York; Nicholas Roussis, 48, of Staten Island; Jorge J. Figueroa, 58, of Wayne, New Jersey; and Basel Batarseh, 57, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler in Newark federal court to separate informations charging them each with one count of accepting bribes in violation of the Federal Travel Act. Yousef Zibdie, 53, of Wayne, New Jersey,... Read more →

Gloucester County Library Partners with Talking Book and Braille Center

(Mullica Hill, NJ) – The Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) and the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) have partnered together to bring TBBC's no-cost services to the GCLS Mullica Hill and Logan branch libraries. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Staying connected with the community is a top priority for the library system and this partnership allows us to provide state-of-the-art resources to those residents who are visually impaired or have difficulty reading." Freeholder Lyman Barnes, liaison to the Gloucester County Library said, “This talking book program expands the reading and learning opportunities for those individuals with impairments and limitations and provides them the ability to enjoy reading and learning with comfort and ease.” As part of this collaboration, the... Read more →

Philadelphia Man Charged With Illegal Reentry After Deportation; Faces 10 Year Prison Term

Julio Vicente-Rios, a/k/a “Julio V. Rios,” a/k/a “Pablo Reyes-Ortiz,” of Philadelphia, PA, was charged today by Indictment with illegal reentry after deportation, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. The indictment alleges that on or about December 2, 2016, Vicente-Rios, an alien, and native and citizen of Guatemala, was found in the United States after having been deported from the United States on or about February 15, 2008, and December 29, 2008. If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of ten years. The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (“ERO”), and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason P. Bologna. An Indictment, Information or Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent... Read more →

Residents Need to protect themselves against ticks and mosquitos this summer

(Woodbury, NJ) – The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents to take steps to protect themselves and their families while spending time outdoors this summer. Tick and mosquito bites can cause serious illnesses, and personal prevention measures and surveillance and control are key in preventing and controlling vector-borne diseases. The most common tick-borne disease is Lyme disease, which is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected deer ticks. Symptoms of Lyme disease can include a "bull's-eye" rash, fever, fatigue, headache, and muscle and joint aches. Chronic joint, heart, and neurological problems may occur. It usually takes 24-36 hours of attachment before a tick transmits a disease. Anyone bitten by a tick should monitor their health closely, and contact a... Read more →

CNB September 2008 Archives: Third Annual GLOUCESTER CITY SHAMROCK FESTIVAL

Saturday, September 13, 2008 CELEBRATING ½ WAY TO ST. PATRICK'S DAY THE GLOUCESTER CITY WAY... Two hundred thousand welcomes!! GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – The 3rd Annual Gloucester City Shamrock Festival is sure to spark excitement along the Delaware River Waterfront today, Saturday as visitors celebrate halfway to St. Patrick's Day. Sponsored by the Gloucester City Irish Society and the Gloucester City Urban Enterprise Zone, the event takes place at the Gloucester City Marina on King Street where visitors can enjoy a celebration of Irish culture through music, dance, food and live entertainment for all ages. Other major contributors include Coors Light, Guinness & JAMCO Heating & A/C. Lynn Academy of Irish Dance - To be the premier International Irish dance academy that will strengthen its... Read more →

NEW STUDY: Too Much Beer/Wine Will Cause Dementia, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer

Newswise — The more alcohol that people drink, the more their cells appear to age. In a new study that will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28, researchers found that alcoholic patients had shortened telomere lengths, placing them at greater risk for age-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia.. “Telomeres, the protein caps on the ends of human chromosomes, are markers of aging and overall health,” said Naruhisa Yamaki, M.D., a clinical fellow at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine. Yamaki explained that every time a cell replicates, a tiny bit of telomere is lost, so they get shorter with age. But some groups may have shorter telomeres... Read more →

CNB Travel: Philadelphia's Classic Fourth Of July Celebration Turns 25

Wawa Welcome America! Includes Four Fireworks Shows, Four Concerts, Free Museums, Boyz II Men & Mary J. Blige Welcome America turns 25 this year, and Philadelphia is planning a six-day Independence Day festival to celebrate. As always, a birthday party of this magnitude can take place only in the United States’ birthplace—Philly. From June 29 through July 4, 2017, Wawa Welcome America! includes four spectacular fireworks shows, a bigger Historic District Block Party, a delicious Wawa Hoagie Dayand a huge July 4th concert—this time, starring Mary J. Blige. Also on the docket: Free Museum Days, outdoor movies—including Rocky on the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps—and new alfresco happy hours. To take in all the patriotic fun, locals and visitors are encouraged to spend a night... Read more →

Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office nabs #9 off of Sheriff Morina’s top ten most wanted list

(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina announced today that Bruce Kane, #9 on the Sheriff's Top Ten Most Wanted List was located and arrested. Through an investigation, information was developed that Bruce Kane was living in Camden. He was arrested in the area of Broadway and Pine Street in Camden City and was lodged in Salem County Correctional Facility. Sheriff Morina said, "Our Fugitive Unit is out on the streets everyday looking for fugitives. Our unit has a group of well trained, detectives that will find those at large so justice can be served. Our office works hard with other agencies to get criminals off of the streets to keep the residents of our county safe from harm." Freeholder Dan Christy, liaison to... Read more →

CNB Fishing/Hunting Maryland: Fishing Report

By Keith Lockwood Matt and Morgan Jenkins got to go out fishing with their dad Sunday; I’m sure there will be many more to come that they will remember this day and the fish their dad, Greg, caught. As we all know Sunday was Father’s Day, and sons and daughters made every effort to be with dad and to share in some time together. Dads usually get to pick what they wish to do on Father’s Day, and when they team up with their sons and daughters it is a heartwarming sight to see. To the dads out there, I hope you were able to spend time fishing and either reliving memories of being together or creating ones that will last through time. Up at... Read more →

Department of Health Encourages HIV Testing as part of National HIV Testing Day Observance

‘Test Your Way. Do It Today” is the theme of National HIV Testing Day on June 27, and organizations around the state will be holding more than 20 community events featuring free HIV Testing. "Early detection is key to managing HIV,” New Jersey Health Commissioner Bennett said. “When you learn your HIV status, you can take control of your health and get the medical care you need to stay healthy and protect others.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in seven of them don’t know it. More than 90 percent of new HIV infections in the U.S. could be prevented by testing and diagnosing people who have HIV... Read more →

Proclamations of Recognition and Official Oaths of Public Office for Bellmawr Police Officers

New police officer Patrolman Andrew Thomas with Chief Walsh (right) and Captain Parker (left). Chief William Walsh and the Bellmawr Police Department like to Off. Deberardinis being sworn in. congratulate; Cpl. John Mader and Ptl. Kevin Lokaj for receiving proclamations of recognition for separate incidents they were involved in that resulted in the prevention of serious injury or worse. Ptl. Andrew Thomas and Ptl. John Reader IV for taking their official oath of office Ptl. Reader with Chief Walsh (right) and Captain Parker (left). and being sworn is as full-time patrolmen with the Bellmawr Police Department. Sleo II Mark Deberardinis for being ceremoniously sworn in to our agency. Mark was previously sworn in prior to being sent to, and completing the SLEO II academy and... Read more →

Another View: Big Win For Religious Liberty

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League June 26, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer: At issue is whether the state has a right to deny public funds to a religious entity when the disbursement is for a secular purpose. In other words, is it constitutional to treat a church in a manner that is different from a non-sectarian institution? The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that "the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand." It did not mince words: "This Court has repeatedly confirmed that denying a generally available... Read more →

Wanted: Suspects for Commercial Burglary in Philadelphia's 12th District [VIDEO]

Jun 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM Tags: 18th District, Burglary, surveillance, Wanted The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify and located the suspect wanted for burglary. On Sunday June 18, 2017, at the House of Cheese grocery store located at 6512 Woodland Avenue the owner arrived to find that overnight the business had been burglarized with no signs of forced entry. The owner reported to police that the prior morning their residence in Delaware County had also been burglarized and that the keys to the business on Woodland Avenue had been taken. Delaware County police have been investigating a series of residential and commercial burglaries between June 6, 2017 and June 18, 2017. Video footage compared from one of the... Read more →


WATCH: The National Weather Service has confirmed that two tornadoes did in fact touch down in South Jersey over the weekend. Philly.com says the first tornado ripped through a Home Depot parking lot in Howell on Route 9 and was caught on video. The second tornado also touched down in Howell minutes later, but most of the damage was limited to mostly trees. NJ'S PATCHWORK OF IMMIGRATION POLICIES WORKS AGAINST UNDOCUMENTED Undocumented immigrants in New Jersey face a range of additional immigration issues when they come into contact with local law enforcement, regardless of whether or not that contact relates to their immigration status. NJ Spotlight says those complications arise from the patchwork approach that New Jersey takes when it comes to the state's immigration... Read more →

CNB September 2008 Archives: Tummy Tee's 2008 Wiffleball Champs

published September 2008 See Photo Album After a 10 hour marathon, Brooklawn Wiffleball crowned the Tummy Tee's team of Colin Mac Adams (TOURNEY'S MVP), Joe Collins, Jerry Collins, Phil Collins and Jim Dobbins as the team with a year's worth of bragging rights. Tummy Tee's battled out of the losers bracket beating a Gaetano's team of Brett Darrow, Bud Blackiston, Jack Don and Brandon Blackiston in the semi-finals 2 - 0 on a 2 run homer from Colin Mac Adams in the 5th inning. Following the upset of Gaetano's, Tummy Tee's headed into the Championship game unbeaten Jeep Mac Adams team. The Jeep Mac Adams team made up of castoffs (Shane Mac Adams, Colin's Mac Adams Brother, Steve Mac Adams Colin's cousin, Mark Ainsley, Chris... Read more →

CNB Travel: Ring in the New Year on the Phillies Vacations Phan Cruise to Paradise

Join select Phillies players & alumni for an unforgettable Caribbean cruise on board the Celebrity Reflection, January 2, 2018 Press Release | Fans are invited to set sail on a new Phillies Phan Cruise, a six-night Western Caribbean cruise featuring lots of Phillies fun. Hosted by Phillie Vacations, the cruise takes place on board the Celebrity Reflection, January 2-8, 2018, and departs from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. with ports of call at Key West, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Each cruise package includes: Deluxe ocean view, concierge class stateroom with private veranda Private Phillies cocktail party, hosted by the Phillies' Scott Palmer, with select Phillies players & alumni Special Phillies Round Table presentation, featuring a Q&A and autograph session with the players & alumni Triple Play Trivia... Read more →

Officer John Reader IV New Bellmawr Patrolman

CONGRATULATIONS--Former Brooklawn Special Police Officer Class II John Reader IV has been hired as a full-time officer by the Bellmawr Police Department. The Brooklawn Police Department along with friends and family wishes John a successful career in his new position. (source Brooklawn Police Department) Related articles Mr. Edward "Ed" J. Simila, of Brooklawn, Avid Hunter and Fisherman | CNBNewsnet Father Frederick G. Link, senior priest, retires | Catholic Star Herald Creek Road Bridge over Route 42 to be closed this weekend | CNBNews.net Brooklawn Police Arrest Arm Robbery Suspect CNB ARCHIVES: CHEERS AND JEERS FOR The Month of JULY 2009 Read more →

LOVE YOUR MONEY: The controversial N.J. school funding deal, explained

Related: $1 Million to Build Middle School Stadium Gloucester City in the Top 10 Towns with the Highest Tax Increase TRENTON -- As New Jersey's budget deadline approaches, millions of dollars in state funding hangs in the balance for local schools. A deal cut between New Jersey's top Democrats would boost the state's overall school spending, but reduce state aid to some districts in a controversial plan that hinges on approval from Gov. Chris Christie. But… Read more →

Finding Happiness,Well-Being and Success (3)

RELATED: PART ONE Part Two by Lawrence J. Danks Happiness and Well-Being This continuing series is based on an informational website developed by Lawrence J. Danks, Assistant Professor of Business at Camden County College. It features selected summaries of articles in positive psychology, motivation, innovation, reinvention and management, as well as writings and commentary from Professor Danks. Log in information to access the entire website, rather than just the selected segments here, is shown at the end of this selection. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being - Martin Seligman Through further investigation, research and consideration, Dr. Seligman in Flourish says that, "happiness underexplains what we choose...that the modern ear immediately hears "happy" to mean buoyant mood, merriment, good cheer and smiling... I... Read more →

Westville Police Seeking Class II Officers

Employment Opportunity: The Westville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the Position of Special Law Enforcement Officer II (SLEO II). SLEO II Officers will be responsible for patrolling the Borough of Westville to prevent crime, provide protection for persons and property, assure observance of law, apprehend violators, Court Security, and provide assistance to persons as necessary. They may also be assigned specific tasks consistent with a particular skill, function, or expertise. Applicants for SLEO II must be Police Training Commission (PTC) Class II certified, a citizen of the United States, of mental and bodily health. Applicants must be able to read, write, and speak the English language, of good moral character and free from conviction of any crime constituting an indictable offense, a graduate... Read more →

CNB Crime: Whiting Woman Charged with Arson

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (June 23, 2017)Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced today the results of an investigation by Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office Arson Task Force and the Manchester Township Police Department into the April 7, 2017 structure fire at 3 Kingfisher Way, Manchester, New Jersey. That investigation has led to the June 21, 2017, arrest of Dianna Lynn Wills, (photo) 66, of Martin Drive in Whiting, NJ. Wills is charged with 2nd degree Aggravated Arson and 2nd degree Manslaughter for the structure fire. It should be noted the investigation continues and the stated charges may be amended or expanded. Wills is lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing. Wills’ arrest stems from Friday, April 7, 2017, when at approximately 9:35... Read more →

CNB Travel: New Restaurants in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Summer’s here—and Philly’s food scene is hotter than ever. Recent openings include plenty of fast-service options, from Taiwanese fried chicken (Chi Ken) to vegan bao (Baology), a fresh pair of brewpubs (Roy-Pitz Barrel House, Urban Village Brewing Company); a spinoff of a highly successful locavore tavern (Blue Duck on Broad) and a beautiful, long-awaited debut from Sylva Senat (Maison 208). As always, the flavors are exciting, the concepts are intriguing and there are enough unexplored eateries to last all season long. Here are a few of the newest comestibles to covet in the city and beyond: Center City East: Bocconcini – The one-time Giorgia Pizza on Pine has been transformed into Bocconcini. The Washington Square bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot serves up small plates like arancini... Read more →

Don't Feed the Wild Dolphins

Newswise — Wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them — even through unintentional means like discarding bait — reports a new study based in Sarasota Bay, Florida, and published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Royal Society Open Science. The researchers investigated why bottlenose dolphins begin seeking human-provided food and how this affects their risk of injury. The paper’s lead author from Murdoch University in Western Australia and researchers from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland analyzed data collected from 1993-2014 by the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program wild dolphin experts and Mote Marine Laboratory’s Stranding Investigations Program. “This is the first study that directly links human-related feeding of wild dolphins — intentional or not — with increased... Read more →

Schuylkill County Killer Apprehended in Atlantic City

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of Michael Marchalk, who is charged with murder in the death of his father, Gary Marchalk, in Schuylkill County last weekend. Michael Marchalk, 37, of Pear Street, Barnesville, PA, was apprehended Friday morning in New Jersey by Atlantic City Police after they encountered him on Martin Luther King Boulevard and the Boardwalk. He was taken into custody and is being held at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, pending further proceedings. “Thanks to strong law enforcement cooperation and smart police work by the Pennsylvania State Police, Atlantic City Police, New Jersey State Police and New Jersey Transit, we were able to locate and arrest a dangerous killer who fled to another state to avoid prosecution for... Read more →

CNB September 2008 Archives: North Wind To Be Christen Today During Shamrock Festival

published Saturday, September 13, 2008 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNEWSNET)--At 11 AM today (Saturday) the City of Gloucester City will officially christen the new schooner, The Northwind/Saoirese Ceallaigh pronounced SEER-Shuh Kail-ay, meaning freedom from strife at the former Coast Guard Base, (Freedom Pier) King and Cumberland Streets and the Delaware River waterfront. The City's Shamrock Festival is also being held today. Councilman Nick Marchese was asked how the City government chose the name for the vessel. He explained the idea for it came about during a discussion among the mayor, council members and City Administrator Paul Kain. Marchese said, “This Irish name using two words, Freedom, the Mayors suggestion for Freedom Pier which is the schooner's new home in Gloucester and my suggestion was the name... Read more →

New York Democrat Attorney General Vows to 'Do what it takes' to Kill Church Ministry

Abortion protesters from the Rock Church demonstrate outside of the Choices abortion center in Queens, New York, in 2017. [Photo from court filings]The state of New York has sued a Brooklyn church in federal court claiming its pro-life ministry uses harassment, force and intimidation to stop women from entering an abortion clinic to have their pregnancies… Read more →


HARRISBURG, PA - A state-agency partnership is creating more habitat for two troubled game birds and other wildlife species that rely on young forest. Since 2011, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have teamed to restore thousands of acres of idle, difficult-to-manage habitat for ruffed grouse and woodcock on state forests. The partnership, spearheaded by DCNR’s Emily Just, an ecologist with the Bureau of Forestry, and Lisa Williams, a Game Commission game birds biologist, has been helping state forests and parks personnel write plans to remedy what ails now marginal habitats that once supported substantial populations of the ol’ ruff and timberdoodles. Both depend on young forests, which have been declining in Pennsylvania for some time. Grouse covet... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Would You Buy A Used Car From Your Assemblyman

| Editorial Just 18 months ago, the State Commission of Investigation found that Image courtesy of the Washington Times the auto malls in New Jersey were $10 million delinquent in tax payments, committed fraud, practiced "suspicious" financial transactions, and evaded regulations with the tacit blessing of mid-level managers at the Motor Vehicle Commission. And now, all the regulations designed to curtail the venality at… Related articles Mayor hit parked car while driving with expired license, report says After Lawsuit, New Jersey Allows Driver to Get '8THEIST' License Plate South Jersey Used Car Dealer Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay State $156,564 in Sales Tax Read more →

Alleged Plant Thief Flees Brooklawn Police

BROOKLAWN, NJ (June 25, 2017)--In the early morning hours of June 25th, Officer Cody Nicholas observed a suspicious occupied vehicle in the lot of Verchio's Produce, (Route 130 at the west circle) which was closed at the time. Officer Nicholas attempted to make contact with the occupant, however, the vehicle took off onto Southbound Route 130. Officer Nicholas attempted to initiate a traffic stop of the vehicle, but the suspect failed to stop and continued fleeing on Gateway Blvd. Officer Nicholas terminated the pursuit, due to the fact the vehicle was being driven in an erratic manner, and so as not to pose an unnecessary risk to the public. Through further investigation, it was found the suspect, later identified as Sean Pavlichko (photo)stole numerous potted... Read more →